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IMD issues red alert for Chennai: Why floods are an annual affair in the southern city
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IMD issues red alert for Chennai: Why floods are an annual affair in the southern city

Rapid urbanisation, lack of planning, destruction of wetlands and climate change are all contributing to the flood issue in the city

Chennai woman police officer rescues unconscious man by carrying him on shoulders; watch viral video here
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Chennai woman police officer rescues unconscious man by carrying him on shoulders; watch viral video here

According to news reports, Rajeswari received a call around 8.15 am in the morning. The call from the control room said that a man, R Udhayakumar, had apparently died at the cemetery in the TP Chatram area after a branch had fallen on him

Action replay of 2015 floods! No lessons learnt as Chennai submerges again
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Action replay of 2015 floods! No lessons learnt as Chennai submerges again

Excess rainwater has nowhere to go in Chennai, as most of its pathways leading into the sea have been blocked through unauthorised and illegal structures

Chennai rains: Surplus water from Chembarambakkam Reservoir to be released as heavy downpour lashes city
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Chennai rains: Surplus water from Chembarambakkam Reservoir to be released as heavy downpour lashes city

Officials said about 500 cusecs of surplus water will be released from the reservoir, which is one of the major sources of Chennai's water requirements, into the Adyar River

In Rivers Remember, Krupa Ge examines aftermath of 2015 Chennai floods, skewers state's ineptitude
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In Rivers Remember, Krupa Ge examines aftermath of 2015 Chennai floods, skewers state's ineptitude

Krupa Ge’s book contributes to the cultural memory of the disastrous Chennai floods of December 2015 — a job it does with deceptive simplicity and barely suppressed rage

Competition Commission of India probes alleged fixing of airfares, looks at algorithms used by airlines
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Competition Commission of India probes alleged fixing of airfares, looks at algorithms used by airlines

CCI is investigating allegations of similar pricing as well as a simultaneous increase in ticket prices by the airlines.

India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand
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India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand

Given India’s rising population, wealth and accordingly, water use per capita, by 2030, India’s overall water use could easily double.

Wall-E, 28 days later, Book of Eli and other survival films to watch in these trying times
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Wall-E, 28 days later, Book of Eli and other survival films to watch in these trying times

When all else fails, cinema comes to the rescue. Here's our top picks of films to watch in these trying times.

Facebook partners with NDMA and SEEDS to offer 'Disaster Maps' in India; to help respond effectively during natural disasters
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Facebook partners with NDMA and SEEDS to offer 'Disaster Maps' in India; to help respond effectively during natural disasters

The US-based firm will offer disaster maps data that illustrate aspects like peoples movement and concentration of Facebook users in the given area before and after a calamity.

Narendra Modi meets ailing Karunanidhi in Chennai; PM also attends 75th anniversary of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi
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Narendra Modi meets ailing Karunanidhi in Chennai; PM also attends 75th anniversary of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi

Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi. He also called on DMK President M Karunanidhi

Rains to gradually subside in Chennai, other parts of Tamil Nadu over the week, says Met department
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Rains to gradually subside in Chennai, other parts of Tamil Nadu over the week, says Met department

Torrential rains which have lashed coastal Tamil Nadu, including state capital Chennai, over the last week, are likely to subside in the coming days. The meterological department said that rains will reduce gradually

Chennai rains as it happened: Chief Minister Palaniswamy visits RK Nagar, speaks to affected people
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Chennai rains as it happened: Chief Minister Palaniswamy visits RK Nagar, speaks to affected people

Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy took stock of the rain situation on Thursday, a day after two children were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire submerged in water, in Kodungaiyur locality in Chennai.

Chennai rains: Madras HC directs state govt to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to family of electrocuted girls
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Chennai rains: Madras HC directs state govt to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to family of electrocuted girls

The Madras High Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs 10 Lakh as compensation to the families of the two girls who were electrocuted

Rains continue to lash Chennai: Tamil Nadu government appears not to have learned from 2015 floods
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Rains continue to lash Chennai: Tamil Nadu government appears not to have learned from 2015 floods

As torrential rains continued to lash Chennai and brought the city to a standstill on Friday, the scene evokes memories of the 2015 floods in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: With Chennai's natural water system destroyed, water mafia continues to tighten its hold on parched city
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Tamil Nadu rains: With Chennai's natural water system destroyed, water mafia continues to tighten its hold on parched city

Water tankers are an easy fix for industrial and residential consumers, especially when there’s no infrastructure for water supply set up by authorities in Chennai.

Could emulating China's 'sponge cities' help prevent the worst of flooding in urban India?
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Could emulating China's 'sponge cities' help prevent the worst of flooding in urban India?

Cities in India, with their impermeable surfaces, blocked drains, and rampant construction on lake beds and other water bodies, have metamorphosed into water-resistant barriers, prone to flooding.

Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 1: A flooded Velachery Lake in 2015 failed to teach govt a lesson
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Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 1: A flooded Velachery Lake in 2015 failed to teach govt a lesson

Illegal encroachment of the Velachery lake in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is one of the major reasons for which the city went through a devastating flood in 2015.

SC expresses concern over disappearance of wetlands, questions Centre on preservation efforts
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SC expresses concern over disappearance of wetlands, questions Centre on preservation efforts

Supreme Court observed that a number of wetlands and lakes disappeared and according to reports, it was one of the reasons for the 2015 Chennai floods

Cyclone Vardah brings Chennai's vulnerabilities to the fore, reminds residents of 2015 floods
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Cyclone Vardah brings Chennai's vulnerabilities to the fore, reminds residents of 2015 floods

Vardah has brought the vulnerability of Chennai to the fore again. Though the government did undertake de-silting of water bodies and removal of encroachments, they were not full-fledged measures.

Cauvery dispute: RJ Balaji exhorts followers to 'be humans first' in viral Facebook post
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Cauvery dispute: RJ Balaji exhorts followers to 'be humans first' in viral Facebook post

Popular radio personality RJ Balaji exhorted his followers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka not to respond with violence to the ongoing Cauvery dispute, in a Facebook post that has since gone viral